2:04 PM ET Associated Press Thai teenager Atthaya Thitikul reached No. 1 in the women’s world ranking on Monday, the 16th player and second-youngest to get to the top since the ranking began in 2006. Thitikul had a chance to reach No. 1 by winning any of her last three tournaments on the LPGA Tour.
Last year the World No. 1 ranking was traded back and forth between Nelly Korda and Jin Young Ko so often, it would’ve been hard to predict that there’d be a new No. 1 a year later that wasn’t either one of them. But with less than a month left in the season, neither Ko
7:50 AM ET MIAMI — During Wednesday’s pairings selection at the LIV Golf Team Championship, held inside the Ivanka Trump ballroom at Trump National Doral Golf Club, eight team captains sat in front of a group of reporters, while a moderator announced the matchups, in which the higher-seeded teams were allowed to pick their opponents.
DORAL, Fla — LIV Golf’s turbulent first season came to an end at its Team Championship on Sunday with a finish—on and off the course—unlike any seen before. First, Dustin Johnson rolled in a short par putt on the 18th hole at Trump National Doral’s Blue Monster course that secured a win for his 4
5:32 PM ET Associated Press DORAL, Fla. — Dustin Johnson watched the final putt of his season roll in, pumped his right fist and waited for the party to begin. Another big celebration. Another big check, too. Johnson drove the green on the 370-yard par-4 16th to set up an easy birdie that provided a
Treading water doesn’t really get you anywhere, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an important endeavor. Ask Seamus Power, who managed to keep from sinking in the final round of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship just long enough to claim his second victory on the PGA Tour. Taking advantage of the opening provided by playing partner
5:35 PM ET Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — Seamus Power did enough right and left all the mistakes to PGA Tour rookie Ben Griffin on Sunday to win the Butterfield Bermuda Championship for his second tour title. Power took the lead for good with a 25-foot birdie putt at the 14th. A bogey on the
The term “career-changing win” is often an overused platitude among golf writers trying to contextualize the importance of a victory—or the potential of one—for any given player. The thing is, all wins, particularly on the PGA Tour, are inherently career changing, just to varying degrees. In the case of a player like Ben Griffin, however,
Since 1980, only five players have pulled off the accomplishment on the PGA Tour. On Sunday at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, Aaron Baddeley will look to become the sixth player to win a tour event after Monday qualifying. Baddeley, a four-time PGA Tour winner but without a victory since 2016, will start the final round
5:54 PM ET Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — Seamus Power knows the wind and Port Royal well enough to realize he’d better do his scoring early. He did just that Saturday, added a few birdies late and had another 6-under 65 to share the lead with Ben Griffin in the Butterfield Bermuda Championship. Power holed
DORAL, Fla. — An equity stake for captains, a transfer market for players, and teams paying for all their operating costs. LIV Golf officials have shared several key components of what the Saudi Arabia-funded league’s franchise model will look like for its second season in 2023 and beyond. LIV Golf’s president and chief operating officer,
6:11 PM ET Associated Press DORAL, Fla. — Dustin Johnson‘s season of big LIV money will finish with another seven-figure check. Johnson and his 4Aces GC team are one of four squads that will play in the finals of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf team championship Sunday, with $16 million — $4 million for each of
CHONBURI, Thailand — At last. Amidst the heat and humidity that is part of life in Thailand, a little bit of daylight has appeared. On the leaderboard at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship that is. With one more circuit of Amata Spring Country Club to play, Australia’s Harrison Crowe on 13 under par has a two-shot
7:27 PM ET Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — Ben Crane took advantage of a rare start on the PGA Tour with his lowest score in 10 years, a 9-under 62 that gave him a one-shot lead going into the weekend of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship. Crane’s last victory was in 2014 at the FedEx St.
DORAL, Fla. — Among the most commonly used reasons for players signing with LIV Golf was a longer, more definitive offseason—in addition to the lure of large, guaranteed-money contracts. Their sentiment was rooted in the PGA Tour’s wraparound schedule, created in 2013-14, which compelled even some of the biggest stars to play events in the
8:36 PM ET Associated Press DORAL, Fla. — Phil Mickelson‘s long year that led him to being a central figure in Saudi-funded LIV Golf ended on Friday when British Open champion Cameron Smith holed a 7-foot birdie putt on the final hole to beat Mickelson and eliminate his team. The LIV Golf Team Championship-Miami at
DORAL, Fla. — The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews has rejected claims made by Donald Trump that the governing body is looking to take the Open Championship back to the Trump-owned Turnberry course in Scotland. After the Thursday pro-am at LIV Golf’s team finale outside Miami, former President Trump told reporters “the
CHONBURI, Thailand — In the minds of many, the best thing about the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship is not the invitation to the Masters or the exemption into the Open that go to the eventual winner. No, what sets this now 13-year-old event apart from just about every other is the range of abilities on display.